Monday, March 24, 2014

C’era Una Volta’s 10th Anniversary!

C’era Una Volta’s 10th Anniversary!
Celebrate Our Anniversary With Us
Two Days!
Saturday April 5 and Sunday, April 6, 2014
Party with Chef Rudy and Cheryl
Wine Flights-Music-Free Buffet
Sunday Flamenco Performance
Dinner Seating 5pm ~ Flamenco Show 6:15pm featuring Virginia Iglesias & Company
All seats: Anniversary DISCOUNT … $40!
Performance only $25.00 (mezzanaine seating)
Seating priority: First come, first served!

   Una Noche Flamenca
    Enjoy exquisite cuisine in an intimate setting, and experience the artistry of the Bay Area’s finest flamencos Virginia Iglesias and Company!
   Claudio Medeiros will be singing and playing accordian and keyboards.The tunes will be mostly Italian and contemporary standards and Brazilian 

C’era Una Volta / Ristorante Italiano
Reservations: 510-769-4828 /
1332 Park Street
Alameda, California 94501

C'era Una Volta Statement:
"There is no disputing good taste."

A Philosophy of Taste
While growing up just after World War II in Livorno, Italy, we had few luxuries. Though our town had been destroyed, we were determined to laugh, love and live well with what little we had. I learned to take pleasure in the sensation of being alive, and my appreciation for taste rose above all else.

Food is more than just fuel that feeds our bodies – it is the universal and indispensible means of conveying our traditions and shared community. Food with tradition and with “soul” is the central expression of special occasions in cultures around the world.

The culinary arts celebrate our sense of taste, creating the meals that not only nourish our bodies, but also create experiences that become a true part of us by remaining in our memories.

Taste, in this sense, is a reflection of our culture, our society, our humanity. Taste is what anchors us to the traditions of our past, and becomes the path to preserving our future culture.

In my philosophy, food maintains our bodies – taste sustains life.

I dedicate my work to my mamma, Floriana, whom I appreciate for teaching me simplicity. Dedication is also due to Luciano Grapsa and Renato Porciatti who gave me lessons in life and passion for the culinary arts.

Chef Rutilio “Rudy” Fanetti-Durán

       Alameda Sun, Third Annual Fearless Fork Awards
       Best of Alameda 2006, Alameda Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards Winner: Best Wine List
       Best of Alameda 2007, Alameda Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards Winner: Best Wine List,   
       Chamber of Commerce Best Culinary Business in 2007

        Greenopia - Certified Green business
        Accademia de la Cucina Italiana

        FPFS - The San Francisco Professional Food Society
        IISA - Italian International Student Association
        BAIA - Business Association of Italian Americans
        Alameda Chamber of Commerce
        PSBA - Park Street Business Association
        GABA - Greater Alameda Business Association
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